har·​ried | \ ˈher-ēd How to pronounce harried (audio) , ˈha-rēd \

Definition of harried

: beset by problems : harassed a harried waiter who forgets your order

Examples of harried in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The star started the affair while plugging her film Everything Everywhere All at Once, which follows Michelle Yeoh as a harried laundromat owner tasked with saving the world (hers and all the others out there). Lauren Huff, EW.com, 7 May 2022 For me, this unfussy yet perfect meal embodies all the best parts of my lower-key, high-desert home; a metaphorical salve for the harried soul that reminds us it’s the simple things—a great meal, the last drops of daylight—that make for a rich life. Maggie Hennessy, Bon Appétit, 1 Apr. 2022 Even as guitars and rock itself were starting to take a cultural back seat, Sonic Youth could still make the unhurried sound thrillingly harried. David Browne, Rolling Stone, 16 Mar. 2022 Average would be a godsend to these two harried parents who are just doing their best-ish to raise their three kids. Lester Fabian Brathwaite, EW.com, 17 Feb. 2022 Directed by the filmmaking duo Daniels (Swiss Army Man), the science-fiction-action-comedy-drama stars Yeoh as a harried laundromat-owner named Evelyn who discovers she is the only person who can save an infinite number of alternate universes. Clark Collis, EW.com, 25 Feb. 2022 Heather sat in the car glued to a harried exchange of group texts and her doorbell camera. Washington Post, 13 Jan. 2022 When the Perfect Gift is an Edible Body Finding the perfect present for the kids can be a hassle for harried parents around the holidays. Andrea Thompson, Scientific American, 27 Dec. 2021 Martin Slipak, whose harried, clean-cut Everyman recalls the likes of Paul Rudd or Ben Stiller here, plays ambitious young white-collar worker Claudio Tapia. Dennis Harvey, Variety, 14 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of harried

1609, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for harried

from past participle of harry

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“Harried.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harried. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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